The New York Rangers (1-1-0) visit the Calgary Flames (3-2-0) for their third preseason game at the Scotiabank Saddledome starting at 9:00 p.m.
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Goaltenders (last year's stats):
Henrik Lundqvist - 24-16-3, 2.05 gaa, .926 sv%, 2 so
Karri Ramo (Avangard Omsk) - 26-9-5, 2.00 gaa, .929 sv%, 4 so
- Former Rangers draft pick Roman Horak had 2g, 5a in 20 games last season.
- Defenseman Mark Giordano was named captain for the 2013-14 season. Who?
- Miikka Kiprusoff retired from the NHL this offseason. Making the Flames goaltending battle between Karri Ramo, Joey MacDonald and Reto Berra (Yikes!).
- The Flames drafted highly regarded prospect Sean Monahan with the 6th overall pick in June.
2013-14 Season Series:
Dec 15 Rangers vs. Flames at MSG
March 28 Rangers vs. Flames at Calgary
Matchsticks & Gasoline
I will say, Richie looks no different than last year, but I'll give him a pass to the regular season.
Just pre-season, so I'm not gonna freak out about a loss to the Flames. What I did like tonight:
-John Moore looks great. Should be a 2nd pair D man and see lots of PP action this year.
-Kristo, although he holds onto the puck a bit too long, looks good and makes things happen with his speed & hands.
-Lindberg looked good. Looks ready for the primetime.
-Staal looked good. Especially with his Voltron mask.
-Stralman has a really good shot from the point. I hope he and Moore get some PP time this year.
Was anyone really expecting this team to be on fire right out of the gate? I mean it would be great, but I've been prepared for tough growing pains early on this year.
Richards buyout talk coming soon? Looks out of place on the first line... and not geling with Nash at all.... we need Nash playing with Step or Brassard.
J Moore is a beast!!!! Hrivik and Fast a really pushing for a spot on the opening night roster. Lindberg is going to be the next Patrice Bergeron.
This is friggin pathetic. The sickness continues. Rangers can NOT score. Where is whiz kid Lindberg? Where are the veterans? When is Hank going to stop the softies? When is Vinegault realize that New York is not lumberjack happy go lucky Alberta? I am actually sickened by what I see. No game plan and no passion. Only thing that's changed is there is less yelling with Torts gone, that's all. Everything else is the same, or WORSE. If what these nine (9) periods of pre-season hockey I've seen is indicative of what's to come...just cancel the season duudes, just cancel it. Please don't put us fans through this agony once again....and again.......
first line still cant put anything together against subpar competition... can we buyout Richards or is it still too early?
I know it is the preseason and I know the team is split, but I think we are starting to see that the Rangers are indeed not a contender without Stepan, Callahan and Hagelin. They need to get their crap together because we cant start off slow on this road trip because we come back and play a ton of divisional games which are not going to be easy
Powe needs to buy one of those wrap around neck pillows since he's going to be riding buses to games this year. Couldn't hit water if he fell out of a fucking canoe.
@shoot_the_goalie does anyone know if we can buyout in the regular season... make Lindberg our 3rd line center and give guys like Hank, Cally and Girardi extensions?
@tygalpin nope Jets look destined for greatness :P
@tygalpin Well, it's sorta warranted with the Giants right now. Then again, they had that awful start that one year and ended up winning the SB.
@NH_NYR_88 No, but itd at least be nice to see our best players be our best players. Our most effective players have been Lindberg and Brassard and Not Nash and Richards... thats a problem in the making. I think its because there is no chemistry with Nash and Richards and once Step is back Nash will be more effective as well
@PenaltySh0t Where are his bottom teeth?
@PenaltySh0t As awesome as it was to see him fight, it wasn't awesome to see him fight, know what I mean?
@Rangers3024 Hagelin-Lindberg-Fast could be such a solid line in a year or so... super swedes
@4PennPlaza It's just pre-season. Lots of mashed up lines and experimentation still going on.
@4PennPlaza Lindberg played well problem is he is stuck with Pyatt. Honestly right now the only thing that is concerning is the first line. 0 points in 2 games, and really no offensive threat. Shows that we really miss Step and that all you can expect from Richards is "more of the same"
@4PennPlaza The passion will return only when Callahan does. Pretty much that simple.
@AG_Blue I really want Kreider-Linberg-Nash
@FREE LINDBERG well I mean obviously a team wont be good missing half their top 6?
@FREE LINDBERG Not that the Rangers are serious contenders, but take any team, remove its top line center, its captain and one of its top 3 wingers, and they really aren't going to be contenders any more.
@FREE LINDBERG It's amazing to think he ever stuck at the NHL level for any period of time.
@shoot_the_goalie cause if he gets hurt we are fucked
@FREE LINDBERG @tygalpin I'm glad to see them doing better, and even more glad to see Sanchez not playing (Geno is much better), but I can't shake the feeling that the other foot is gonna drop and, in typical Jets fashion, things get funny
Though to be fair, the Giants are cutting in on the "hilariously bad" market at the moment
@FREE LINDBERG @NH_NYR_88 I completely agree. They are missing key pieces. I hope Richards comes around, I'd rather the Rangers not have to buy him out if you know what I mean. Stepan... will be back. It would be nice to see Nash prosper. If he can do it in Columbus he can do it here. If he doesn't, well I don't even want to entertain that thought.
Sather: "He is going to get paid, but it isn't today," Sather said. "I hope he gets wiser because every day he misses is a big deal. We have offered him a very good deal."
@FREE LINDBERG @_Jack @PenaltySh0t Trust me. It was not Moore's mouthguard. He's missing a lot of chiclets. Not sure if they were always missing or if they were knocked out when he got hit with the puck. But when he got hit with the puck, looked like it go hit more in the side of he jaw/neck, so my guess is he's been missing the teeth.